ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India) has named Kulmeet Bawa, President and MD, SAP Indian Subcontinent, as the Chairman of ASSOCHAM’s National Council on IT & ITEs & Digital Commerce. Aligned with the vision of creating a ‘New India’, ASSOCHAM is working to drive four strategic priorities - Sustainability, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Digitisation.
The IT & ITeS industry today stands at an inflection point with newer and emerging technologies playing an instrumental role in steering India’s digital transformation. Under Kulmeet’s leadership, the council will work together to further strengthen the industry's global competitiveness and foster its diverse array of priorities that will help foster India’s inclusive and long-term socio-economic growth.
Tasked primarily with “accelerating value creation through Digital Transformation and Focus on Emerging technologies, the National Council on IT, ITeS & Digital Commerce is further focused on formulation of policies and implementation guidelines related to emerging technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain. Additionally, the council works with other stakeholders to integrate the efforts related to policy advocacy and thought leadership on cyber-physical systems such as Industry 4.0, logistics, Skilling, smart cities etc.
The importance of technology in driving a country’s growth has never been more apparent. As India continues its journey to become a self-reliant economy, it will be vital to leverage new and emerging technologies to accelerate digital transformation by creating a future-ready workforce, social entrepreneurship and promoting digital inclusion across all segments of the society. Associations such as ASSOCHAM have been at the forefront bringing industry, corporates, and governments to scale the impact of IT innovations. “In my role as ASSOCHAM IT, ITeS and Digital Commerce Chair, I look forward to partnering with all stakeholders in supporting the industry through IT policies and best practices conducive to the holistic growth of the entire ecosystem," said Kulmeet Bawa, President, and MD, SAP India Subcontinent.
The National Council on IT & ITEs & Digital Commerce strives to forge partnerships with key agencies such as the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Science and Technology, Commerce and Industry, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Telecom, and NITI Aayog to promote entrepreneurship, adoption, and application of emerging technologies for an inclusive growth.